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No Punia me ka Lua Ula (Hawaiian-only version)

No Punia me ka Lua Ula (Hawaiian-only version)

Price: $12.00

Regular Price: 12.00

Code: 978-0-87336-276-4

Recommended Age: Keiki (ages 4-8)

Hawaiian-only version

When Punia and his mother are left weakened by hunger, Punia takes it upon himself to hunt for ula (lobster) in a dangerous lobster cave surrounded by a gang of hungry sharks. This traditional Hawaiian story tells of the crafty young boy’s battle of wits with the deadly shark ali‘i, Kai‘ale‘ale, off the shores of Kohala, Hawai‘i.

About the Author and Illustrator

William H. “Pila” Wilson is a professor with Ka Haka ‘Ula o Ke‘elikölani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and has been part of the effort to revitalize Hawaiian language from its inception.

Brook Kapükuniahi Parker is a recognized and well respected Native Hawaiian artist. Raised in Kahalu‘u, O‘ahu, Brook has illustrated numerous books and has an impressive list of clients including University of Hawai‘i, Hawai‘i Board of Education, the Pacific American Foundation and Kamehameha Publishing.

The ‘Aha Pünana Leo, Inc. was established in 1983 to revitalize the Hawaiian language primarily through schools taught entirely in Hawaiian. In 1896 a law was passed banning the use of Hawaiian as a medium of education in Hawai‘i’s classrooms. After 90 years, this law was reversed in 1986. The ‘Aha Pünana Leo has grown to include eleven preschools, three K–12 sites, a scholarship program and other educational programs that promote the growth of Hawaiian as a daily language. For more information visit

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